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Look to the Future: UConn Hartford

In August 2017, as part of the Next Generation Connecticut initiative, the operations of UConn’s West Hartford campus will move to downtown Hartford. The site, anchored by the former Hartford Times building, will become a neighborhood campus fully intertwined with nearby cultural institutions and state and city government offices.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy press conference announcing a new initiative with The University of Connecticut.

UConn, State Officials Announce Launch of ‘Next Generation Connecticut’ Initiative

The groundbreaking proposal would dramatically transform UConn STEM research and academics.

Old Hartford Times building, site of new downtown Hartford campus. (UConn Photo)

UConn Hartford Moving from Vision to Reality

Establishing a classic urban campus helps UConn fulfill core aspects of its academic mission while complementing the capital city.

A UConn flag now flies at the site of the new downtown Hartford Campus on May 18, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Celebrates Start of Construction on Downtown Hartford Campus

A groundbreaking ceremony in Hartford on May 18 marked the return of the campus to its urban roots.

President Susan Herbst, left, HPL CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey and Mayor Luke Bronin shake hands on April 21, 2016 after signing an agreement to host the new downtown UConn Hartford library at the Hartford Public Library. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Hartford Joins Forces with Hartford Public Library

The new downtown campus will use space within the Library building for classrooms, a library collection, and study areas.

A view of the State Capitol building. The new Downtown Hartford Campus will be integrated with the city's businesses, government, and cultural resources. (Elizabeth Caron/UConn Photo)(Elizabeth Caron/UConn Photo)

UConn Comes to Hartford

UConn chose Downtown Hartford as its new campus location for its vibrant community, range of business opportunities, and for closer integration with the city.

A view of the Undergraduate Classroom Building at the West Hartford Campus. (Peter Morenus/UConn File Photo)

UConn Trustees Approve Sale of West Hartford Campus to Town

As UConn Hartford moves downtown, the site of the campus in West Hartford will be sold to the Town.

Administration Building, 1280 Asylum Avenue, in the 1950s. (Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library)

Growth of Hartford Campus Dates to Post-War Era

The campus began as an extension center in 1939, and expanded to a 'branch' campus in 1946 with the influx of veterans returning home from World War II.

The Barnes & Noble store will be located on the first floor of the Front Street Lofts building, just across from the main entrance to the new UConn downtown campus.

New Bookstore Major Step in Downtown Hartford Campus Plans

The Barnes & Noble store will be located on the first floor of the Front Street Lofts building, just across from the main entrance to the new UConn downtown campus.

A student studies outside at the West Hartford campus.

Trustees Approve Sale of West Hartford Campus to Town

A revised agreement takes into account budget challenges faced by the Town of West Hartford, but retains and extends the town's obligation to share the proceeds from a resale.

Jonathan the Husky leads the UConn Marching Band and the platform party onto the steps of the Hartford campus for the dedication ceremony on Aug. 23, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Opens New Downtown Hartford Campus

Crowds gathered for the historic occasion, as students and local leaders joined UConn in the celebration.